Paul Wright Pace, 65, of Bois D'Arc, Texas, was called home to the Lord, Saturday, November 12, 2016 .
Paul was born June 28, 1951 in Athens, Texas to George Langley Pace Jr. and Mattie Bee Pace. He graduated from Athens High School in 1969 and from Sam Houston State University in 1976, with a degree in Criminal Justice. Paul began his career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1972 where he served in many ranks such as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Assistant Warden, and Assistant Regional Director over the course of 44 years across the State of Texas. Paul loved the Field Force with TDCJ. He loved the Aggies and being outdoors and enjoyed his dogs and horses, boating, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his wife Pam Pace of Bois D'Arc, TX, sister Georgia Melton and her husband Jimmy Melton of Athens, son Brad Pace of McKinney, TX, stepdaughter Brook Rogers and her husband Brooks of Quitman, TX, stepdaughter Britnye Moore of Tennessee Colony, TX, and stepson Chase Moore and his wife Ashley of Henderson, TX, six grandchildren, Lenna, Aubrey, Canden and Emersyn Moore of Henderson, Brennen Rogers of Quitman and Katy Lynch of Tennessee Colony and many nieces and nephews. Mother and Father in-law James and Helen Gullion of Lake Palestine. Paul or "Pop" to many leaves behind many special friends from his 40 year tenure with TDCJ.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Grace Church, 2130 Country Club Road, Palestine, TX 75803, with Rev. Phil Chamberlain officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Church of Palestine (address above) or First Christian Church of Athens, 900 Robbins Rd., Athens, TX 75751.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 15, 2016